After conducting a search, you can view any article in your results list simply by clicking on the article snippet that interests you. When you do, the full article appears in the Image Viewer.
Table of Contents (TOC) for this issue
On the left side of your display window, you will see a Table of Contents for the issue of the newspaper from which this article comes. The article you are currently viewing will be indicated in the list of articles and pages by the use of bold type. Using this TOC, you can navigate to other articles on the same page, and to other pages of this issue.
Header information above article image
Above the image, you will find the headline (if there is one) of the article; date of the issue; title of the newspaper in which this article appears; and the location where the newspaper was published.
If the article you are viewing was published in more than one piece -- that is, it begins on one page of the newspaper and finishes on another page, within the image view pane itself in the upper-right (or left) corner, there will be a thick yellow arrow pointing forward (or backward). You can click on this arrow to move to the next (or previous) article piece.
Upper-right corner, next article piece:
Upper-left corner, previous article piece:
Image Viewer tools
Above the light gray image view pane which contains the actual image of the article, there are several tools that allow you to perform a variety of tasks related to the displaying, downloading, and printing of the article you are currently viewing.
Highlighting of terms within the article
The HIGHLIGHTS control indicates the terms that will be highlighted by a yellow-shaded box. By default, your search terms will appear in this box and be highlighted in the article. You may see a red exclamation point if your search terms do not appear in the piece of the article that you are currently viewing. As soon as you view the piece of the article that contains your terms, the red exclamation point will disappear and you will see your terms highlighted with the yellow-shaded box. You may also see the red exclamation point if your terms appeared only in a headline that was added to the database and did not run with the original story. Occasionally, pluralization of terms or other OCR-related issues may result in highlighting difficulties.
If you wish to highlight another term -- other than your original search terms -- within the article, you can delete the terms from the text edit box and type in another term, then click on the “find” button to highlight the new term. If your new term cannot be found in the article, the red exclamation point will appear before the word HIGHLIGHTS. Note: In the case of articles that have more than one piece, each time you move from one article piece to another, the highlighting will revert to your original search terms.
Open the article as a PDF
The PDF tool allows you to open the current article as a PDF. The PDF view of the article will open in a new window from which you can print or save the article. Note: In the case of articles that appear in the database in more than one piece, you will automatically get all pieces of the article included as separate pages in the PDF.
Resize the image in the image view pane (ZOOM tool)
The zoom controls allow you to resize the image within the image view pane. You can use either the plus or the minus button to move up or down one zoom level at a time, or you can use the buttons in between to jump directly to a particular zoom level.
Reposition the image in the image view panel
The four-pointed arrow tool allows you to manually reposition the article image within the image view pane. When viewing a single article, this tool is always active. Simply position your cursor anywhere in the image pane, including directly over the image itself. Click and drag the image using the left button of your mouse.
Also, the edges and corners of the image view pane contain small arrows to move up, down, left, right, and diagonally. These arrows are active only if it is possible to move the image in a particular direction -- you cannot continue to arrow down once you have reached the bottom of the article, for example. They are particularly useful for large images that may not fit completely within the image view pane.
(representation of image view pane to show arrow tools for repositioning image)
View the full page where the article was published
The page view tool allows you to view the full page where the article you are viewing was published. For more information on viewing full pages, see View full page.
Reset image to default size and position
The reset tool enables you to return to the default image display for the article if you have changed the zoom level or manually repositioned the article on your screen. Just clicking on this tool will return the image to its original display size and position on the screen.
Get a printer-friendly view of the article
The printer tool provides you with a printer-friendly view of the image. From the printer-friendly view, you can choose to print the image only, the citation only, or both. You can choose a page layout -- portrait or landscape -- and your paper size. There is also a checkbox to “Fit Image to Page” which will ensure that large images are resized to fit on the paper size that you chose. Once you have made your choices, use your browser’s print function to print a copy of the article. Note: In the case of articles that appear in the database in more than one piece, be aware that you will get only the article piece that you are currently viewing when you use the printer tool. If you want to print all pieces of the article, you will need to use the printer tool for each piece separately as it is displayed on your screen. To return to the regular article display, you can use your browser’s back button or the breadcrumb trail at the top of the display window.
Maximize (or minimize) the image view pane
The last of the button tools, the image view tool allows you to maximize the image view pane. When you maximize the Image Viewer, the header information at the top and the table of contents on the left will be removed from the display. This gives you the largest possible area in which to display the image of the article. This tool is particularly effective for large images. To return to the regular image display, simply click on the tool again. This will restore the header information that normally appears above the image, as well as the table of contents that appears on the left side of the display window, and return the Image Viewer to its default size. You will notice that the little arrow in the button icon points up and left to maximize the Image Viewer, and down and right to “minimize” the Image Viewer and reveal the article header and the issue TOC once again.